Smart policy and governance for industrial decarbonisation

IDRIC Project MIP 1.4

University of Sussex
The University of Manchester
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Queen's University Belfast

Background

This project will examine both the policy mixes and governance dynamics of industrial decarbonisation in the UK. It will pursue three integrated outputs:

  • A series of reviews looking at the sociotechnical policy aspects of industrial decarbonisation, especially the difficulties of, and types of policy instruments for, iron and steel, cement, chemicals, oil refining, food and drinks, pulp and paper, glass, and ceramics;

  • Producing an institutional and policy mix mapping for the six geographic UK clusters, and assessing how these meet various criteria, including consistency, coherence and credibility;

  • Examining the governance dilemmas of large-scale CCUS projects through the lens of project management and megaprojects, applied to five of the six clusters.

Prof Benjamin Sovacool

Prof Benjamin Sovacool

Principal Investigator
University of Sussex

Project Team

University of Manchester:
Prof Frank Geels

University of Sussex:
Dr Marfuga Iskandarova
Dr Mathew Lockwood
Dr Jeremy Hall
Dr Kyle Herman

Aim

Focus on Mega-projects

  • “Large-scale, complex ventures that typically cost US$1 billion or more, take many years to develop and build, involve multiple public and private stakeholders, are transformational, and impact millions of people” (Flyvbjerg: 2014: 6).
  • Project management literature has instrumental focus on design and delivery of plans on time, within budget, and to specifications

We have more processual and socio-technical focus on co-evolution of:

1) Technical plans and designs

2) Social networks and consortia

3) Wider institutions and policy context

Meet the Team

Marfuga Iskandarova

Dr Marfuga Iskandarova

University of Sussex

Mathew Lockwood

Dr Matthew Lockwood

University of Sussex

Jeremy Hall

Dr Jeremy Hall

University of Sussex

Frank Geels

Prof Frank Geels

University of Manchester

Kyle Herman

Dr Kyle Herman

University of Sussex

Marfuga Iskandarova

Dr Marfuga Iskandarova

University of Sussex

Mathew Lockwood

Dr Matthew Lockwood

University of Sussex

Jeremy Hall

Dr Jeremy Hall

University of Sussex

Frank Geels

Prof Frank Geels

University of Manchester

Kyle Herman

Dr Kyle Herman

University of Sussex